Saturday, 29 June 2013

Behind schedule

This week's prompt at Julia's Place is "Pink nails?" she cried. Click on the 100 Word Challenge to read more flash fiction stories, or enter your own.

Behind schedule

The castle was only half-built and they still needed to paint the walls and sort the fittings.
“Dave, we’ve got a problem.” Rich nodded in the direction of the bedroom door.
Dave could hear Arabella, their ‘boss’, shouting downstairs. He could only make out one word. He walked to the landing and peered over the enormous staircase.
“Pink curtains AND netting! Mummy! Pink door handles! What? Pink nails?” she cried. “Yes, those too! Pink cement if necessary. Tell them now!”
Dave heard the clomp, clomp, clomp of a seven year old in heels and sighed. It was going to be another late one. 

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